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Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

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The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed extender from Erickson. Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs part number EM07600 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Erickson Truck Bed Extender - EM07600

  • Hitch Load Extender
  • Adjustable Height
  • 48-1/2 Inch Width
  • Erickson
  • Folds For Storage
  • Steel

The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage.


  • Load extender helps you safely and easily transport lengthy items in the bed of your truck, SUV, ATV, or UTV
    • Base slides into your vehicle's hitch and extends out 4'
    • Arms unfold to support your load
  • Adjustable mast lets you set arms at 3 different heights to match bed height
    • Adjusts from 18" to 20" in 1" increments
  • 3 Integrated tie-down points make it simple to secure cargo
  • Folding design allows for easy storage
    • Pin and clip included for securing arm
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip (sold separately) is required to hold the extender in the trailer hitch receiver
  • Simple assembly with included hardware


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • In use: 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide
    • Folded up: 52-1/2" long x 5-1/2" wide x 7" tall
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty

07600 Big Bed Load Extension by Erickson Manufacturing

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Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs - EM07600

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (126 Customer Reviews)

The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage.


It’s the best on the market! We had our extender delivered overnight for a canoe trip we originally didn’t plan on attending. The folks Etrailer followed up with a phone call after placing my order to ensure all info was correct and it shipped exactly on time for us to make our trip.


I wish the pins would have been included in the order. I am sure there is a disclaimer somewhere that says they weren’t, but I missed it. Otherwise shipping was quick and it seems well built. I will have to get pins first before I can test it.


Made very well! Has some weight to it. The instructions pretty self explanatory. I haven’t used it yet but purchased to haul decking


Works as advertised, strong and easy to tie materials down to.


Awesome customer service!! The hitch bed Extender worked like a charm. Use these guys, you won't be disappointed!!


The Erickson Big Bed Extender is a great design & is very well built. When attached to my 2013 F150 w/6.5 ft bed, it extends 11 feet from the front wall of my truck bed providing plenty of support for 12 ft and longer loads with plenty of hooks for tie down straps. I bought this extender to haul a 17 ft long kayak for ease of loading and less wind resistance vs an overhead rack system. As an added bonus, when folded up, it's super easy to store behind the seat or haul in the bed of the truck when not in use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a handy way to increase the versatility of their pickup truck. Much thanks to Etrailer's excellent customer service and super fast (free) shipping.

Dear jmhawk, I just bought the erickson big bed extention 07601 to make into a high mount. It would benice if they included some instructions.
-- comment by: Joseph G - 09/18/2014


Easy to set up. It solved the problem of hauling my extension ladder and lumber. I was impressed with service. After submitting the order online, I realized I had made an error. I called the 1-800 and got quick service, and received a followup call, that did not have to be made, but showed their level of service commitment. I learned about the Bed Load Extender from a review in the Journal of Light Construction. I found by chance online, am glad that I did, and look forward to my next purchase with them.

Great. My pickup has a short bed, and this took care of that shortcoming. Well built, durable and folds into a compact size!
Bob R - 06/10/2016


I have had the extender for.a year now. I use it to move my kayak around safely. It is hefty for what I use it for, but that is what I wanted. I actually used it to transport my kayak from north Georgia to central Florida.

If there is one thing negative? The flag that comes with it is not very durable. If the material was different it would be better.


I use this for hauling lumber. It's very sturdy and easy to assemble. Also once assembled it goes on and off the truck in seconds. Easily handles 14 foot boards probably could go 16 but I haven't tried yet.


Appears to be a quality product at a reasonable price. Should do the job. I have never had any issues with orders from etrailer.


Was just what I needed to carry my Canoe in back of truck bed without having to put up on racks. Much easier at ground level getting on and off vs rack height by myself.

Erickson big bed load extender worked great for carrying my 14 ft canoe on fishing trips with my granddaughter and so much easier than trying to load on top!
Peter - 05/03/2021


nice piece of equipment. could use shims at the truck receiver to tighten up at the hitch.


Very fast delivery. The product is well made and works great. i am a woodworker and needed it to haul long boards.

Its been a lifesaver. Works great for hauling longer lumber with a short bed truck.
Mack - 01/16/2022


It's a little wobbly in the hitch and doesn't sit up as high as I would like to, just under flush with with my tailgate height. But overall it works for what I need it to do.

Thank you for your review. The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender adjusts to 20 inches tall. If you need an option with more height, I recommend the Yakima LongArm Bed and Roof Load Extender part # Y01149-1150 which can be adjusted to 46 inches.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/28/2021


The shipping was very fast. I have not used the product yet, so I can't give it a 5 star rating. However, it appears to be great quality, was easy to assemble and folds up to make storage behind the seat or in the bed of the truck easy.


Received in damaged box. The tabs were bent and chips in the powder coating.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


Prefect! It was just as advertised


Fantastic bed extender! Set up is easy, hauling heavy loads is now safer, and it stores easily. And has fast shipping.


Haven't used it yet for hauling my paddleboards. But have assembled it and mounted it to my truck seems very well made and price seems very good from what I've seen elsewhere. I like that it folds up easily and installs quickly. Should work great for my boards.

This thing has been awesome. No issues at all. Looking forward to getting many more years of use out of it.
Kyle S - 08/11/2018


I bought the bed extender for my Chevrolet suburban so I can easily transport my 100 lb fishing kayak; it's to big and awkward for me to lift it 6 feet over my head to the roof mounts. Plus I can now transport building materials without disassembling my 3rd row seating! Love this option.


Solid well made and easy to set up. Convenient fold down for storage along with carrying handle. Design is perfect.


Just received the product, I am most impressed how I can fold it up in the boundary waters and store it in my truck while I’m camping!


This is my second time ordering with these guys. They are by far the best online company I have ever dealt with. They respond immediately with great service and get your order out without delay. Truly enjoy prompt service.


Product performs as expected. I like the way it folds up and easy to store.


I really love this thing! It is exactly what I wanted for my Hobie kayak. And the best part is how small it packs up. Great customer service and fast shipping. ??

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See what our Experts say about this Erickson Truck Bed Extender

  • How Far will Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Extend Past Hitch on Toyota Tacoma 5 FT Bed
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender, # EM07600, measures 49-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the upright. I have included a picture to illustrate this measurement. To determine exactly how far the extender, # EM07600, will extend past the hitch of your Toyota Tacoma, you will just want to measure out 49-1/2 inches from your hitch pin hole.
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  • Crossbar Width of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 has crossbars which are 48-1/2" when in use, and that dimension does not include the wings - or tie-down points - at the end of the crossbars. The 48-1/2" is usable space, so your 4' wide plywood or drywall will have 1/2" of space when you lay them down on the crossbars.
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  • Weight Capacity for the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender
    The 400 lb limit would be for bed distributed loads. Basically, if what you are carrying weighs less than 400 lbs the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 that you referenced would work for you. Check out the review video I attached for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Height Measurements of Erickson Beg Bed Load Extender
    The Big Bed load extender, part # EM07600, has three height settings in 1 inch increments. I went out to the warehouse and measured from the center of the hitch pin hole myself and they're about 17-1/8, 18/-1/8, and 19-1/8 inches to the top of the load bar.
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  • Length of Erickson EM07600 Big Bed Load Extender
    According to my Erickson representative, their Big Bed Load Extender, part # EM07600 is 48-3/4 inches long, measured from the hitch pin hole to the rear surface of the upright, as shown in the provided photo. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video featuring the load extender.
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  • Can the Length of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Be Adjusted
    The length of the truck bed extenders like the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches part # EM07600 are not adjustable. That said, all you would need to do is move the load away from the cab in order for it to rest on both the bed floor and crossbar. It could then be tied down to keep if from sliding back and forth inside the truck bed.
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  • Can I Install The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender On My 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
    If you are getting a 2" hitch receiver installed on your 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, you will not need any adapters to install the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs, part # EM07600. I have included a video review link below.
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  • Truck Bed Extender With 400 lb Capacity
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # EM07600 is a fairly strong accessory. It is not recommended to add a wheel to this product and it would void the manufacturer warranty. Most other products rated for this application are rated at 350 lb load capacity so the Erickson extender is a little beefier. When in use it measures 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide. I recommend using ratchet straps like the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases - 1"...
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  • Rear Tailgate Clearance Offered By Erickson # EM07600-07601 Bike Bed Load Extender
    My Erickson representative tells me that when their Big Bed Load Extender is set up as a high mount load bar, The upright will be located 2 feet rearward of the hitch pin hole. So, to determine if you'll be able to open your tailgate, measure 2 feet rearward from your hitch pin hole, and see if that will clear your tailgate.
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  • Can the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender be Used with a 2006 Dodge Magnum
    Yes, I have recommend load extenders such as # EM07600 for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Sometimes it is just the right tool for the job! Once installed in the hitch the minimum height is 16 inches. If you measure from the top of the receiver opening up 16 inches on your 2006 Dodge Magnum that will be the approximate height of the extender once installed. I have linked a video review of this extender for you. In order to use this extender your Magnum would have to have a Class III trailer...
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  • Hitch Mounted Load Extender to Clear Spare Tire on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
    The Erickson Big Bed # EM07600-07601 is almost 2 feet from the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the upright. This will give you a lot more space for the spare tire on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler. You should measure from the hitch pin hole to the outmost edge of the spare tire to be sure there's enough clearance.
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  • How Far Out Does the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Stick Out Past the Trailer Hitch
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 extends out 4 feet from the trailer hitch when used as a bed extender. So if the bed of your 2007 Toyota Tacoma is 5 feet and the extender extends out past the hitch 4 feet that will be at least 9 feet of length. That is more than enough to support the kayak!
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  • Bed Extender with Adjustable Extension Lengths?
    Because the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 doesn't have a telescoping center piece it's only able to be used at the 4 ft length. When it is used as a high mount load bar, it will extend 2 ft from the center of the hitch pin. We do not currently offer any bed extender bars that are can adjust shorter than 4 feet.
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  • Does Crossbar of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 Fold Up
    The crossbar of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 can fold into an upright position like the picture I attached but it is not telescoping. I also attached a review video that has more info on this as well.
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  • Total Weight of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender EM07600-07601
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 has a total shipping weight, including the carton and packing material, of 57-lbs. So once you account for the few pounds of cardboard in the carton the actual net weight will be right around 53-lbs total for the assembled extender.
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  • How To Center Kayak On Roof of 2012 Honda Pilot
    The best option to properly stabilize a canoe on the roof of a 2012 Honda Pilot would be with a hitch mounted load extender like the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for Truck Bed or Roof part # EM07600-07601 which will be secured into the trailer hitch. The front half of the canoe will be secured on the roof mounted rack and then the rear half over the load extender. Unfortunately, we don't have an option to add a third crossbar.
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  • Hitch Extender With Load bar Wider Than 49 Inches
    For a load extender with a bar wide enough to carry and haul 49" wide MDF you could use the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601, which has a support bar that is 52" wide. It extends 4' from your hitch and has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Trailer Hitch Load Extender Recommendation for Clearing Rear Spare of 2015 Jeep Wrangler
    You would have to measure to be sure but it seems like the answer would be no. The Erickson # EM07605 has a distance of 11 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the upright portion of the rack. Most likely you Jeep would require around 13 inches there. The Erickson part # EM07600-07601 has a distance of 2 feet from the hitch to the upright so it would clear easily.
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  • Load Extender for 2006 Ram 2500 Short Bed and 2×10×16 Boards
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 would actually be a great option for your long boards since it is 48-1/2 inches wide overall. That is one of the widest load extenders available. As far as length this or really any of the extenders would be fine. I do recommend adding a hitch immobilizer # BX88224 because these extenders are known to have a fair amount of movement in the hitch (due it part to the length of the extender).
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  • Will Yakima HullyRollers Fit the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600
    The Yakima HullyRoller will not fit the bars on the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600. The bars are 1 inch square and the HullyRollers will only accept square bars that are 7/8 by 1-1/4 inches. In order to get the HullyRollers to fit you would need to use universal MightyMounts # Y03590. I have linked our returns policy for you.
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  • Can a Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Carry 2 Kayaks
    Depends on the width of you kayaks and the width of your truck bed, the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 is 48-1/2 inches in width so if your kayaks are narrower than than next to each other this load extender should work well for you. I attached a review video for you to check out. You might also be interested in a pin and clip part # PC3 and ratcheting tie downs like part # EM34415.
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  • Can the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Be Used As a Roof Extender
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender part # EM07600 is a bed extender only. That said, we have plenty of options which are both a bed extender and roof extender like the Erickson Big Bed Junior part # EM07605 or the Malone Axis Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender part # MPG907.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Load Extender To Haul 48" Wide Plywood
    I confirmed with Erickson that the Erickson Big Bed Junior Load Extender # EM07605 has usable space (between hooks) of exactly 48" as you can see in the attached photo. Your plywood could possibly fit, but you may have trouble fitting it perfectly between the hooks if the plywood is not under 48". For peace of mind you could just go with Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 instead. This has a 52" load bar with hooks on the very end, so your 48" wide plywood would fit well. For...
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  • Is Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Wide Enough To Carry 48 Inch Wide Plywood
    When the arms of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender, part # EM07600 are opened, they have a span of 48-1/2 inches. This would accommodate 4 ft wide sheets of plywood you asked about. There are also six tie-down points you can take advantage of when this is installed. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out. This extender does not come with a hitch pin and clip, so I recommend part # PC3 for a standard hitch pin and if you want to make sure it is secured to...
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